Special Education or Language Arts Teaching Position
Upper Elementary/Early Middle School
Chartwell School is seeking an upper elementary or early middle school Special Education or Language Arts teacher to join our team.
We are an independent school on the Monterey Peninsula in coastal California, approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco. Chartwell is 35 years old and serves students in grades 2-12, who have been identified as having dyslexia or related language-based learning differences. Class sizes are small and teachers individualize instruction while teaching to small groups.
The successful candidate is responsible for understanding student learning profiles and scaffolding language arts instruction to bring students to grade level in specific academic skills. An understanding of the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction is desirable but not required.
Chartwell offers a unique professional growth opportunity for teachers who want to grow their practice toward including a deep understanding of cognitive learning profiles and brain-based educational practices. Professional development is strongly supported by the school, as our culture values continuous learning and innovation of instructional practice to meet the unique needs of cognitively diverse learners.
Most importantly, we seek teachers who intuit that the central aspect of teaching is creating trusting and respectful relationships with all students.
Core competencies: Team player/collaborative, continuous learner/growth mindset, innovative thinker, problem-solver, takes initiative, belief in the ability of all students to achieve, commitment, ability to establish rapport and build strong relationships with students.
This position is open now and for 2018-2019. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience; medical benefits are included.
The mission of Chartwell School is to diagnostically educate students with specific learning variations, including dyslexia, in a way that provides them with the academic skills, confidence, creativity and perseverance necessary to meet the challenges of mainstream education and lifelong learning.
Our students have average or better intelligence but may have struggled in traditional classrooms due to dyslexia or other learning disabilities and academic challenges. We provide co-ed students ages 5-18 with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to succeed.
A Chartwell education includes: small class sizes, a 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio, attention to learning styles, emphasis on social skills and character building, multi-sensory learning, integrated technology, enrichment activities, sports, and a healthful, green campus.